Photo of the Day

August 4, 2009

Japanese Macaque Swimming

This Month in Photo of the Day: Animals

A Japanese macaque swims in a geothermal hot spring in the mountains of Japan. Throughout the day these monkeys can be seen playing, grooming, and relaxing in the steaming waters in Nagano Prefecture, Japan.

This photo and caption were submitted to Your Shot. Have a great shot? Send it to us for possible publication in National Geographic magazine.

Photograph by Will Burrard Lucas

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